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Sex offenses in Massachusetts can be categorized into both forcible sex offenses and non-forcible sex offenses. Forcible sex offenses are defined as an act of forcible sexual contact with a female other than the perpetrator’s wife.
Modern legislature has expanded this definition to include the act of forcible sexual contact with any person, even a spouse of the actor.
Non-forcible sex offenses include sexual contact with individuals that the law assumes are not giving consent of sexual acts. Statues will assume that underage, physically helpless and mentally incompetent victims are incapable of giving consent to sexual acts, and these conditions are a valid defense to the sexual offense.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a sexual offense, we can help you understand the law surrounding sexual offenses and will fight on your behalf.